National Cancer Institute Offers Funding Supplement for Postdoctoral Fellows During COVID-19 Pandemic

July 7, 2020

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced an opportunity for current NCI-funded Principal Investigators whose postdoctoral fellows have temporarily lost stipend support from a non-profit funder because of the COVID-19 pandemic to apply for a funding supplement to cover the fellow’s salary and applicable facilities and administrative costs for the time and effort devoted to the NCI-funded grant.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a significant fundraising shortfall for some of the non-profit organizations that fund cancer research training for postdoctoral fellows. In some instances, postdoctoral fellows currently working on NCI-funded grants have lost funding as a result.  

Applications for the funding supplement will be accepted on a rolling basis until August 14 at 5:00 p.m. local time. The period of support may be up to 6 months or for the duration of the funding hiatus experienced by the postdoctoral fellow, whichever is shorter.

Learn more about the funding supplement.

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